JEOL 47, 58a

SEAL no. 7222

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Tablet Siglum
kt 91/k 502
Measurements
circumference
4.8 x 4.8 x 1.2
cm
Collection
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Müzesi, Ankara
Edition
Genre / Classification
Incantations
Provenance
Kaniš (mod. Kültepe)
Notes

An incantation whose addressee is diqārum, a pot which was probably used for brewing beer (namzītum in OB), cf. Kouwenberg 2019, 61. The spell is meant to help the brewer control the brewing jar, namely that it will not stop fermenting until the beer is ready, nor that it will overflow.

Text

Obv

1       | dí-qá-ru-mì dí-qá-ru-um

2       | ku-ub-ta-ki!(Text: DI) tí-lu-ma

3       | e-pá-ki ma-lá ga-ni-nem

4       | ma-ú-ki tí-am-tum

5       | pá-pá-sà-tù-ki

6       | ma-lá kà-sé-em

7       | ta-at?--ki ku-⌈ru⌉-ma

8       | ta-mu-a-tí : AN  AN-tám

9       | La-aḫ-ma-am ú Du-ra-/am

10     | er-ṣa-tám ú na-⌈i-le⌉-/ša

11     | ta-mu-a-tí : a-⌈dí

Lo.E.

12      | kà-ku-sà-am

13      | ù pì-tí-il5-tám

14      | a-na-⌈dí-ú-ke⌉-ni

Rev.

15     | la ta-pá-šé-ri

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Translation

1          (Brewing) pot! O (brewing) pot!

2–3      Your heaviness is a tell, your density is a full storeroom,

4–7      Your water is a sea, your porridge is a full cup, your dripping is a choice beer.

8–10    You are sworn by the name of An and Antu, Laḫmum and Dūrum, the earth and its watercourses,

11–15  You are sworn until I impose on you a stopper (bound with) a string - you shall not calm!

Vocabulary
Word Translation Semantic Line
Antum DN Deities/Divine sphere 8
Anum DN Deities/Divine sphere 8
diqārum large bowl, tureen Fabricated objects 1
dūrum (city) wall, rampart Fabricated objects,Locations/Buildings 9
erṣetum (KI) earth, land, netherworld Nature/Cosmological phenomena 10
ganūnum storeroom Locations/Buildings 3
laḫmum guardians of sea, sky, earth, apsû; hairy, mythical beings Diseases/Demons 9
mû I (A(.MEŠ)) water Food/Drink 4
pappāsum porridge Food/Drink 5
pitiltum string, cord Materials 13
tiāmtum, tâmtum (A.AB.BA) sea, lake Nature/Cosmological phenomena 4
Revision History
Meltzer, Keren
Semantic
Wagschal, Avigail
Indexing
22/08/08
Bo, Zhang
Web-indexing
12/05/10
Oh, Malli
Indexing
19/10/14
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